Rule 51. Violation of probation and contempt by a minor.

(a) Any minor may be found in contempt of court for an act committed in the presence of the court.

(b) Contempt proceedings for actions alleged to have been committed by a minor outside of the presence of the court may be commenced by either of the following methods:

(b)(1) Affidavit and order to show cause. An affidavit setting forth the facts of the alleged contempt shall be filed with the court. Based upon the affidavit, the court may execute an order to show cause ordering the minor's parent, guardian or custodian to produce the minor in court at a date, place, and time certain. A copy of the affidavit and the order to show cause shall be personally served upon the minor's parent, guardian or custodian if they fail to appear in response to service by mail.

(b)(2) Petition. A separate petition may be filed and may include an allegation of contempt or an allegation that the minor has violated a term of probation.

(c) Sanctions for contempt shall be as provided by Section 78A-6-1101 and Title 78B Chapter 6, Part 3, Contempt.

Effective Date:  January 25, 2017